Helping To Create A Kinder Community

Educators and community leaders recognize the character building benefits of our humane education programs and have consistently contacted us to present programs at their schools, community centers, or here at the Roanoke Valley SPCA.  To help deliver our message, we have expanded our outreach program to include KIND News™. This award-winning classroom newspaper, published since 1983, has reached 200 million students nationwide and is the most widely used humane education resource for teachers, parents, and animal sheltering professionals.

This is just one of many notes received from students receiving Kind News™ as a part of their curriculum.


Kind News™ – Six-Year Review

School Year Students Classrooms
2008-2009 3,046 148
2009-2010 3,704 182
2010-2011 4,269 195
2011-2012 3,861 165
2012-2013 5,150 215
2013-2014 4,085 215
Total 24,115 1,120